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Our Gang by Walt Kelly

Of the handful of comics' bona fide geniuses, few could match the versatility of Walt Kelly (1913-1973). Trained as an animator at Walt Disney Studios (he worked on cartoon shorts and Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo), Kelly left during a labor dispute in 1941. He immediately began a new career in the burgeoning field of comic books, contributing heavily to various Disney titles and single-handedly producing its classic fantasy books, Fairy Tale Parade, Mother Goose, and Santa Claus Funnies. Along with fellow Disney alumnus Carl Barks, Kelly is now considered one of the two classic "funny animal" artists from the golden age of comics. Surprisingly, Kelly's longest-running continuing series was based on actual people — the "real-life" characters of MGM's durable short-film series, Our Gang (a.k.a. "The Little Rascals"). Spirited and engaging, Kelly's Our Gang harks back to the days before television, when kids spent most of their time playing outdoors, limited only by each other's imagination and ingenuity. Kelly created dozens of Our Gang stories by the end of its 59-issue run in 1949, the year he quit comic books to switch careers a final time — as syndicated artist/writer on the immortal newspaper strip, Pogo. This series of books reprints Walt Kelly's Our Gang stories. Covers by Jeff Smith (Bone).

$12.95
full color, Softcover, 7.25" x 9.5", 978-1-56097-850-3
Walt Kelly Of the handful of comics' bona fide geniuses, few could match the versatility of Walt Kelly. This is the second in a series of books reprinting Kelly's Our Gang stories from the 1940s. Cover by Jeff Smith (Bone).

$12.95
full color, Softcover, 7.25" x 9.5", 1-56097-753-1
Walt Kelly This series reprints Walt Kelly's spirited and engaging Our Gang stories (starring the characters from the durable and popular short film series), lovingly restored and printed in their original four-color splendor.
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$14.99
full color, Softcover, 7.25" x 9.5", 978-1-60699-322-4
Walt Kelly Froggie and the Gang ship out with Professor Gravy on his showboat for an engagement downriver, which results in a series of action-packed adventures involving fisticuffs, gunfire, fireworks, and horse thieves. Plus more great stories!
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$14.99
full color, Softcover, 7.25" x 9.5", 978-1-56097-920-3
Walt Kelly In our third volume of all-ages adventures, Kelly begins to hit his stride by relying more on original ideas than following the MGM scripts. The mainstay offbeat personas are joined by other whimsical characters in these witty tales.
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